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Every year for the Feast of St. Scholastica, the sisters (our Benedictine neighbors) invite the monks to join them for Vespers and supper. The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are just 2 miles down the road and we have a great relationship and a long history.
The Feast of St. Scholastica was transferred one day due to Ash Wednesday, but we were happy to celebrate, even if a day later. We made the short trip to Clyde just in time for Evening Prayer at 5:15 PM followed by a delicious festive meal. It was great to catch up and share a few laughs on this wonderful feast day.
The monks return the favor of hospitality, when we invite the sisters over on Easter Monday every year. It is a great relationship and wonderful to celebrate being Benedictines!